Tampons are used for menstrual flows to absorb the blood during the days of a period. Much like sanitary pads, they are a blend of rayon and cotton that collect any blood and fluid flowing out of the vagina. Once inserted, a cord extends out of the body for easy removal. Tampons can also come without applicators and are inserted using the index finger. Young girls and teens generally find tampons with applicators easier to use when they begin their period. Tampons come in various shapes and sizes with different levels of absorbency and are designed to hold from six to eight grams of blood. Depending on your flow, amounts of blood lost may vary and the tampon size you use will change. Inserting a tampon for the first time can be intimidating. Be sure to wash your hands and try to be as relaxed as possible, so as to make it easier to slide in. If you can still feel the tampon, you can pull it out and try re-inserting a new one, pushing it up higher.
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Am I old enough to use the Lunette Menstrual Cup?
See shipping info for complete details. Users are young as 12 are already rocking their periods with Lunette. Like all of us, you might still be getting to know your anatomy — so some practice using the menstrual cup might be needed. When you use it for the first time, give yourself plenty of time to try it out in a place you feel comfortable. We designed our smaller Lunette menstrual cup size 1 specifically for younger users. Not only is it smaller and shorter - it is squishier in consistency for easier insertion.
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When you get your period , you'll need to use something to soak up the menstrual blood. There are lots of different products out there. It might take some experimenting to find what's right for you. Pads are rectangles of absorbent material that attach to the inside of a girl's underwear and catch menstrual blood. They're sometimes also called sanitary pads or sanitary napkins.
We are frequently asked if teenage girls can use a menstrual cup. All of the brands we carry would say that it is fine for teenagers or young girls to use menstrual cups, however, there are a few things worth keeping in mind. Starting to menstruate can be a daunting experience for young girls. While it is a perfectly normal part of life, it can still take time for them to adjust to all that menstruation can entail. Giving a cup to a young girl and explaining where she needs to put it, can sometimes be a little more than she can handle. For this reason, she may prefer to stick with conventional period care products like washable cloth pads or period panties until she gets used to this new phase of life. It should also be noted that there is the possibility of a menstrual cup breaking or stretching the Hymen.